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What's Mu? part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students design an experiment to determine the coefficient of friction for two contacting surfaces.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics:Motion in Two Dimensions
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity

Investigation of Pitch & Rate of Vibration part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is an activity demonstrating how pitch varies using water bottles, and allows students to investigate pitch further with rulers, straws, and water bottles.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Physics:Oscillations & Waves
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity

Projectile Motion and Gravity part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a mini lab where students see the effects of gravity on objects falling from a resting state and objects projected out from the same level.

Grade Level: Middle (6-8)
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

Investigating Motion: What Causes Objects to Move? part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a structured inquiry into why objects move and why some objects move farther than others. Students will make predictions on how far an object will move when blown on, blow on the objects, measure the distances they moved and record their findings.

Grade Level: Primary (K-2)
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Investigating Light: A Form of Energy You Can See part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is a short unit (including hands on activities) to expand our study of how light travels and how it behaves when it hits an object.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Physics:Optics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Parachutes and Air Resistance part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a hands-on lesson that shows how air resistance affects how things move and how air is all around objects.

Grade Level: Primary (K-2)
Subject: Physics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Understanding HalfLife : Simulating the process of a radioactive material decaying according to the concept of a half-life. part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this activity, students will learn the concept of half-life of a radioactive material. Students will create and be able to recognize a graph representing the half-life of an imaginary radioactive element.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Chemistry, Physics:Modern Physics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Metric Converstion at a Glance part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Metric Conversion at a Glance is an easy way to teach students how to convert one metric measurement into another without the use of fractions. It works for one, two and three dimensions length, area and volume.

Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Subject: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Motion of a Mass on a Spring part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a lab where students make measurements of a mass on a spring and work through appropriate calculations dealing with simple harmonic motion.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Physics:Oscillations & Waves:Oscillations
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

Rocket Lab part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is lab based competition. The students engineer a 2-litter rocket to have the maximum hang time. After the initial launch, the students are given an opportunity to re-engineer to produce a better time. The activity finishes with a lab write-up.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics:Projectile Motion
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity